Mollart Cox Mares' Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • (3yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 6.30s
  • Off time: 13:50:32
Full result
Result 13:50 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Matrow's Lady 11/4
2nd 2 Beyeh ½ 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 150-232
Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Yellow armlets, White cap, Royal Blue diamond Buxom (IRE) 30
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 150-232
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 Jamie Snowden T J O'Brien 114 9/4f
2 6186-6
Pink, Purple cross belts, quartered cap Beyeh (IRE) 35
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 6186-6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
4 163 11-9 M Appleby Ryan Mahon (3) 111 7/2
3 1513-3F
Black, Mauve star, Black sleeves, Mauve stars, Black cap, Mauve star Zefooha (FR) 29
  • T:T D Walford
  • J:B J Toomey
  • Form: 1513-3F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9p
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 p T D Walford B J Toomey (3) 111 8/1
4 1233-2P
Black, pink epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, pink star Matrow's Lady (IRE) 60
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:Chris Meehan
  • Form: 1233-2P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 t N P Mulholland Chris Meehan (10) 100 11/4
5 3314
Yellow, dark blue chevron, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Ironically (IRE) 21
  • T:N B King
  • J:Trevor Whelan
  • Form: 3314
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
3 140 10-0 N B King Trevor Whelan (5) 102 4/1

In depth

Verdict

Soft ground won't be a problem for the three-year-old Ironically but it's easy to pick holes in the form of her win at Leicester last month. BUXOM is still a maiden over hurdles but was only beaten a short-head at Taunton last time and the winner has gone on to complete her hat-trick. Despite a 6lb rise in the weights, Jamie Snowden's mare won't be far away and gets the nod being much preferred to Matrow's Lady, down in trip after being pulled up over 3m1f at Taunton. Beyeh is interesting, however, as she ran well over 2m6f at Ascot after winning on heavy ground on the Flat at Yarmouth while Zefooha also has claims. She was well beaten when falling at the last here last time but that was over 3m1f. Tim Walford's mare doesn't stay that far but is very effective over shorter, though may prefer a quicker surface.

Formwatch

Matrow's Lady (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden and losing place when hit 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Cinevator (11-7) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct, 16 ran.

Beyeh (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, outpaced after 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from next, no impression, 6th of 15, 11l behind Tweedledrum (9-10) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.

Zefooha (FR) 12-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, blundered 4th, led before 3 out, jumped left 2 out and soon headed, in 4th and weakening when fell last, in a race won by Victor Hewgo (11-11) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov, 8 ran.

Ironically (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leader until 2nd, beaten when hit 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 4th of 9, well behind L'unique (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f Listed hdl 3yo (1) sft.

Buxom (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) In touch, headway to 3rd after 3 out, ridden to chase winner 2 out, hit next, driven to join winner run-in, just held, 2nd of 8, shd behind Queens Grove (10-9) at Taunton 2m 1f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) sft in Nov.